Located on the site of a building dating back to the 14th Century
Scalegill House, close to Lake Bassenthwaite, is s a traditional
Lakeland longhouse with incredible history. The remnants of Roman forts
can be found on the surrounding hills and with views to Skiddaw it is
well positioned for exploring right from the door. Keswick, Cockermouth
and Carlisle are all within 15 miles providing some great day trips out
and several great pubs are only a short drive away including the Castle
Inn which has an excellent reputation for great food.
Scalegill is located at the end of a private farm track and is built on
a north south direction as with all traditional longhouses meaning you
can enjoy the sun all day and catch some incredible sunsets from the
garden. The property has been thoughtfully re-developed and has been
completely rebuilt from the ground up, the space had been very well
utilised and offers excellent social space for friends and families.
Accommodation In detail
The Kitchen has a lovely country feel and features solid wood work
surfaces, n electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and a large
double American style fridge freezer. An excellent coffee percolator
will make brew time a lot more enjoyable, a large family dining table
to seat the whole household is set under velux windows making this a
light and bright room.
From the kitchen you enter the luxurious lounge with is ideal for
socialising in the evening over dinner or relax on the leather suite
set in front of an enormous log burner and smart TV. The lounge leads
onto a lovely conservatory / sun room which would be a lovely spot for
a morning coffee with the weekend papers or a good book.
A convenient shower room and toilet with lovely slate floors is located
on the ground floor adjacent to the boot room, so it is ideal when
returning from a muddy walk or a ride out on the mountain bikes. The
boot room offers plenty of space for boots, coats, outdoor gear and
secure storage for bikes and a handy utility area is equipped with sink
There are three bedrooms to choose from. On the first floor there is a
bright and airy suite with comfortable king size bed, dressing room and
smart shower room. The pretty second room can be presented either as a
kingsize double of twin beds (please specify when booking). On the top
floor of the house and set into the eves is a very spacious suite with
lots of character with wooden beams and solid wood floors. Presented
with a welcoming kingsize bed there is a lovely reading area looking
out across the fields and it is complemented by a spectacular signature
bathroom with double free standing feature bath.
Back outside there is plenty of space for children to play with a large
lawned garden and a spacious gravel patio with outdoor furniture. The
cottage offers private parking for three cars.
Set in the beautiful and peaceful north lakes this pretty party of the
Lake District has a traditional feel with miles of drystone walls and
farmland. Nearby you will find Lakes such as Bassenthwaite and
Overwater and the striking Northern Fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra.
The area benefits from being quieter and less commercialised than some
of the other Lakeland towns and villages yet is only a short drive to
the popular market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth
As you explore this beautiful beautiful and tranquil part of the Lakes,
look out for the ospreys soaring high above Bassenthwaite, enjoy a
visit to the Lakes Distillery, explore the networks of paths that
criss-cross the area, choose from a great selection of local country
pubs and relax and unwind in the one of the most peaceful corners of
the Lake District. For those wanting the high fells, the summits of
Blencathra and Skiddaw are within easy reach and the nearby Whinlatter
Forest is the popular destination of choice for those looking for some
of the best mountain bike trails in the country.
Pets information: Pet policies vary by property, please check the
properties listing on Lakelovers website for full details.